Eclectic doesn’t even begin to describe the ambiance aboard Sarastar, one of the many megayachts on display at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show. The diversity begins even before you step inside the saloon (above) and see the green stone beneath your feet.
Colors, materials, tones, and textures all come together this 197’5” (60.2-meter) megayacht, built by Mondomarine. Indeed, Sarastar’s owner wholeheartedly embraced the idea of “custom” in “custom yacht.” It even extends to the alfresco areas. Seemingly, owners who put so much time and attention into the interiors of their yachts select straightforward lounges and sunpads for on-deck spaces. Outside of choosing colorful cushions, or requesting a stone-topped bar, there’s not much variety. By contrast, aboard Sarastar, chairs and settees on deck resemble stainless steel thrones crafted from thorns (though, with rounded edges).
Just steps away, an expansive bar, covered from top to bottom in green marble, serves up drinks. Guests get a handful of additional relaxation spaces nearby from which to imbibe, including barstools front and center.
Inside, though, Sarastar really astounds the senses. A trio of designers collaborated with the owner to execute the eclectic, anything-but-conventional decor. Specifically, the design started with Luca Dini Design, who also styled the superyacht, joined by Silvia Marguitti and Gabriele Tartarelli. Decidedly masculine, Sarastar features abundant blacks, whites, and grays, with pops of color, including purple, lime green, and gold. In fact, silks and other fabrics in these colors don’t just form cushions and curtains. The master suite, in the gallery below, makes liberal use on walls and overhead.
In addition, white onyx, multiple marbles, and even semi-precious stones catch the eye throughout. Lighting plays a significant role, too, particularly with the entirely backlit, white onyx bar separating the saloon from the formal dining area. Then there are the skylights, spilling sun down through all three decks.
Meant for a party of 12, Sarastar is for sale and charter via the central agency of Burgess. Here’s some of what you’ll experience aboard at the show. (Click any image for a larger view.)